Keith Calder, CEO, African Minerals, United Kingdom

Keith Calder

Mr Keith Calder, a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the extractive industry , joined African Minerals Limited as CEO in July 2012.
Most recently Keith held the position of CEO at Walter Energy, following its $3.4Bn takeover of Western Canadian Coal in April 2012.  Prior to the takeover by Walter Energy Keith had been CEO of Western Canadian Coal since December 2009.
Between 1993 and 2009 Keith held a number of senior executive and operational positions within the Rio Tinto group, latterly as Managing Director of global copper projects. He had responsibility for capital projects (including all aspects of engineering, construction and commissioning) up to $24Bn and a worldwide technical team of over 400 professionals, in the US, Canada, Mongolia, Indonesia and Peru. Prior to this he worked with the Minera Group and Placer Dome in Canada, Bolivia and Argentina.

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